Kach in dance music
Somehow I thought about one thing: sometimes one bass, drummer and a pair of cymbals are enough for people to want to twitch from this primitive thing! Why it happens? What is the reason? In the process of studying this phenomenon, the theory of couch was born, about which a series of articles is devoted. I can not guarantee that after reading them your compositions will become hits, but I would be glad about it.
First of all, briefly about the theory of quality. Kach is a term coined by me that relates to a drive. Kach can be part of a drive, but a drive can be without a swing. Kach, first of all, is a concept that characterizes “dance”.
The drive is usually called what makes the mood of music. Since anything can be designated as a drive (for example, I consider Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata as a drive). The girls are dragging from the Hand Up. Metals from solo parts of electric guitars …
Kach is a collection of principles and techniques for “rocking” people at discos. The rhythmic basis of the drive. The term is successful, because in its essence the core of the download is deciphered: from the word ‘download, swing.’
It’s very simple to understand if the track has a swing or not. We sit on a chair and begin to listen to him. If you don’t sit on a chair, you want to jump in and dance – this means that the track has a quality. (Note: if you are drowsy, deaf, bumpy, or in a coma, this test may not work)
The phenomenon of swing is very complex and has a psycho-physical nature. It is associated with rhythm, but is more associated with cyclic processes and resonances.
For example, take a float on a river. Under the influence of waves, he moves up and out. It shakes. This is the closest analogy to musical quality.
The phenomenon of pitching was noticed many thousands of years ago. At first it was used for ritual purposes, later it became the basis of modern dance music.
Kach occurs when, under the influence of rhythmic sounds, a person has psycho-resonant phenomena, leading to a change in the psyche and even physiology. The magic thing!
Very cunning comrades may ask a question: since the swing is similar to the movement of a float on a river, why doesn’t it shake a person when he hears only measured beats, for example, a drummer, or a metronome? I answer: one cyclic movement is not enough.
You need several different cycles of different sound parameters, specially related according to certain rules.
Other cunning comrades may ask another question: well, since a quality occurs when there are cycles, why does a quality occur when you listen simply to the speech of blacks? I answer: there are cycles in the speech of blacks. Moreover, a lot and they are folded in the right way.
How to achieve this swing, which is so simple, but at the same time incomprehensible?
There are three basic principles of download:
1 – Shakes when there are cyclic rhythms.
2 – When they are nested in each other and obey each other.
3 – When any parameters of the music change according to these rhythms smoothly.
The cunning comrades will not calm down again: cheers, we understood – the quality is connected with the rhythm, meter and accents of music! Just do not understand why our songs, in which all this is, do not download?
I answer them. Kach has nothing to do with the musical concepts of rhythm and meter. Because this alone is not enough. Moreover: what was invented as notes is practically unsuitable for describing pitch. Especially smart comrades who graduated from a music school, well … or a music school, I will say this: all your knowledge is in no way connected with what. I need to study Kach separately. Because no one taught you him. In the best case, you will be taken to the drummer and he will teach you to knock correctly, in the worst, they will scold you and say that the music you play on the piano has no rhythm, accents, enthusiasm, sensuality, heat, liveliness …. (3456 more words that you yourself write, recalling your music teacher). Because it is practically impossible to explain in language and even show what quality is.
Well, I still try.
So, consider the musical composition with different eyes … pah, ears.
Exercise 1. Turn on your favorite music with a swing, listen and try to determine the longest cyclic change in the music. This is not necessarily related to size.
We hear one of the loops related to swing. We will call it the main or primary wave. So, the main wave is the longest cyclic change in music. Often the main wave is related to the musical size, often not. A wave can be distinguished by anything: volume, melodic pattern, timbre, pitch, etc. The most basic parameter is volume.
For example, showing that quality is in no way related to size. take “A Christmas tree was born in the forest.” She has a 2/4 size. However, the swing size will be different.
In the forest (accent), an e (accent) light was born, in the forest (accent) it grew (accent) – this can be swayed.
In the forest (accent), the rhodium (accent) was e (accent), the bulb, in the forest (accent) it grew (accent) – and you can.
Exercise 2. We listen again and try to find still cyclical changes in the primary wave.